I have been working on a cool oral history project, “Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park” from a California Council for the Humanities grant. Kathy Gallegos from Avenue 50 Studio included me in the grant and we all have been working very hard to move it along. We partnered with KCET’s Departures online interactive exploration of Los Angeles neighborhoods to share resources. Video clips are available online for your enjoyment, education, and interest.
Sonya Fe being interviewed at old Mechicano Art Center location/©2011 Atelier Visit.
“Resurrected Histories” has an exciting update. After scheduling, filming, editing and fine-tuning, KCET’s Departures, has video clips, photos, and essays available online for viewing.
Richard Duardo being interviewed at Modern Multiples studio/©2011 Atelier Visit.
In an effort to share resources, KCET partnered with our grant group, Avenue 50, on our documentary project, “Resurrecting Histories.” As a part of this partnership, we have contributed to KCET’s “Departures” in their neighborhood profile of Highland Park. Our grant group helped to contribute to the “Departures” segment titled, “Painting the Walls,” which will find available online links to below:
-Abel Alejandre November 2011